Somebody needs to tell Sarah Palin that she needs to see ’12 Years A Slave’ because, well, the U.S. national debt being likened to slavery is ignorant. Also, here’s a fun fact that might do her and her acolytes some good: when it comes to the national debt, the majority of it is held by U.S. citizens in the form of treasury bonds. Contrary to popular belief, China only holds about 9 or 10 percent of our total debt — as far as foreign countries, China holds the largest share of the U.S. national debt; but, it is not our banker by any means. Such talk amounts to nothing more than fearmongering.
So, yeah, this doomsday talk that says, “One day we’ll be owned by China,” is just utter rubbish. But hey, Palin has a book to sell so we can expect more turds to fall from that cesspool some would consider to be a mouth.
The former Republican nominee for vice president is out in the media again, giving interviews and spouting her controversial views as she promotes her new book.
At an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition fundraiser on Saturday night, Palin likened slavery to the federal debt.
“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” she said. “When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”
This isn’t Palin’s first time at this particular rodeo, either. Last year, Palin told Sean Hannity that she felt the president was bringing the country back to the era of slavery.
“He’s is bringing us back, Sean, to days — you can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when, unfortunately, too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal,” she said. “And it was the Civil War that began the codification of that truth, that here in America that, yes, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities.”
I don’t know what it is with these right-wing nujobs and their continuous references to slavery. Actually, I do know what is up with them and their slavery fetish. You see, to let them tell it, everything President Barack Obama does is geared towards slavery. The thing about it, however, is that Palin and the people who would more than likely drink her bath water, aren’t concerned about slavery in the traditional sense. Instead, all this talk about “slavery,” or a “return to slavery,” is meant to do is to stoke the fears of the un-melanined — ignorant racist white folks — who see Obama as nothing more than Django in a suit about 20 seconds away from becoming unchained. Which in today’s world, you can’t have good white folk sold off into slavery — by anyone black with power — like Solomon Northrup. So yeah, ease up with the slavery talk, Sarah; and please, shut the fuck up.